space law

The Danish Space Law of May 11, 2016

The scope of application of the Danish OSA of May 11 only applies to space activities carried out in the Danish State and to space activities carried out outside the national territory on Danish devices or installations or by Danish operators.

The first satellite of Myanmar

Myanmar is preparing to launch its very first Earth observation satellite, as part of a space program bringing together nine Asian countries intended to better arm themselves in the face of natural or climatic disasters.

The Nigerian space vision

NigComSat-1, a Nigerian satellite built in 2004, was Nigeria’s first communication satellite. It was launched on 13 May 2007, aboard a Chinese Long March 3B carrier rocket, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China. The spacecraft was operated by NigComSat and the Nigerian Space Agency, NASRDA.

Space cooperation agreement between India and Nigeria

ISRO will also try to introduce its technologies in satellite communications and broadband connectivity to meet the demands of the African country. It will even offer its launchers to put into orbit platforms that the two countries can jointly develop or that Nigeria can acquire from Indian industry.

The Rwanda Space Agency

Rwanda’s long-term space program aims to increase the country’s adoption of space technologies and stimulate research and development in space science. Let us have a look at Rwanda and space law in Africa!

The International Crime of Ecocide: Regulating Environmental Degradation in Outer Space

In the outer space context, developing concerns surrounding space debris and irreparable damage to outer space environment have been raised within international space law jurisprudence over the past several decades.

Legal Aspects of Detecting Parking Spaces in a Parcel using Satellite Images

With the advent of digital image processing techniques, the world has reaped many benefits. This technology was exploited for a particular use case of detecting the number of empty and occupied parking spaces from satellite images of parking lots.

Hector, a French rat in space

Hector is a charming white rat that French specialists intend for space travel. For the accomplishment of his high mission, Hector is equipped with a special suit which is fixed by springs to a metal frame.

C. Leo DeOrsey, the first space lawyer

On May 2, 1959, the Mercury 7 astronauts signed an agreement with C. Leo DeOrsey, a prominent Washington lawyer, to sell their story.

Advancing Water Resource Management through Space Applications

The integration of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) across the use of space applications in advancing integrated water resource management (IWRM) provides a means for governments to fulfill their ongoing obligation to respect, protect and fulfill human rights.

A human rights-based approach to Space Traffic Management

The international implementation of space traffic management measures, aligned with human rights values and principles, must be prioritized to improve the safety and sustainability of human activities in outer space.

The International Charter On Space And Major Disasters

At the end of the 1990s, the space agencies wanted to make their satellites available for crisis management. The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is an international agreement between space agencies.

Biosphere 2: The Failure Of a Unique Experiment

Biosphere 2 is an experimental site that could be described as a giant greenhouse, created on a hermetic floor by concrete and stainless steel plates. Let us have a look.

Policy Considerations for Satellite Communications

The demand for space resources can only increase in a set up where space-based technologies and services will be integral to explore, govern, teach, learn, conduct business and defend national territories.

The Artemis Program Or The Return of Man On the Moon

Named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of Apollo, the program will lead humanity back to the Moon and prepare it for the exploration of Mars. Let us have a look.

Understanding the UAE Space Vision through its Program and Law

Created in 2014, the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) is the space agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country composed of seven emirates. Let us have a look.

Galileo Constellation: The Independence of Europe

The system has been active since December 15, 2016 when the initial services became operational with the positioning of the first fifteen satellites. Subsequently, the number of satellites was gradually enlarged.

Hayabusa 2: The Success Of A Unique Mission

Hayabusa 2 is a space probe from JAXA, the Japanese space agency. Launched on December 3, 2014, it achieved the feat of bringing back to Earth samples of an asteroid.

The Chang’e 5 Mission: Aims And Consequences

Named after the Chinese Moon goddess, Chang’e is a lunar sample return space probe. Chang’e 5 is part of the Chinese lunar exploration program, and was set up by the Chinese space agency (CNSA). Let us have a look.

Understanding Transpace Carriers Inc. v. United States (1990)

Transpace Carriers, Inc. v. United States of 1990 is one of the most important space law cases regarding pre-contractual breach in contract law. Let us have a look.